Pacific Scoop

Archive for October, 2015

Brown announces international retirement

Press Release – netball new zealand

Silver Ferns shooter Jodi Brown has announced her retirement from international Netball following the final game of the 2015 New World Netball Series for the Constellation Cup. Brown leaves the international arena having played 61 Tests for the Silver Ferns … Read more »

Pacific Community Gathers in Niue to focus on development

Press Release – Secretariat of The Pacific Community – SPC

Alofi, Niue The endorsement of a five-year navigation chart for the Pacifics largest regional development organisation is on the agenda as a meeting of officials from among the 26 country and territory members of the Pacific Community (SPC) begins … Read more »

USP Journalism Programme to host awards night

Press Release – University Of The South Pacific

Head of USPs Journalism programme, Dr Shailendra Singh, said the awards recognise and reward academic excellence and endeavour. Read more »

USAF Global Hawk to Join Major NZ Exercise

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

A United States Air Force (USAF) RQ4 Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) will be used in New Zealand for the first time during Exercise Southern Katipo 2015, the New Zealand Defence Forces (NZDF) largest military exercise. Read more »

oneCOMMUNITY S.H.E.D in Mangere is set to open

Press Release – Pasifika Futures Limited

The Cook Island community in South Auckland eagerly wait to celebrate some good news as the oneCOMMUNITY S.H.E.D opens this Saturday bringing more opportunities for families. Read more »

Text messages prepare Vanuatu for drought

Press Release – UNDP Pacific Centre

October 2015 (Vanuatu) A text messaging system which helped communities in Vanuatu recover from the devastation of Tropical Cyclone Pam, is also helping communities to prepare for the next potential drought disaster with the impending El Nino. Read more »

Bishop congratulates Hutt TIN 100 companies

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Chris Bishop National List MP based in the Hutt Valley 29 October 2015 Bishop congratulates Hutt TIN 100 companies National List MP based in the Hutt Valley Chris Bishop is congratulating the three Hutt Valley companies listed in the annual TIN100 report … Read more »

Cyclone season likely to affect Kiwi holidaymakers

Press Release – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

An increased risk of tropical cyclones in the Pacific this summer season has implications for New Zealand travellers, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade. Read more »

FFSA promotes food hygiene

Press Release – FFSA

Timed to coincide with the European Unions Month of Food Safety, the official launch of the Fiji Food Safety Association (FSSA), a non-profit organisation that brings together a group of professionals to represent the interests and views of … Read more »

A celebration of Tongan art and culture

Press Release – Ashburton Gallery

The Ashburton Art Gallery is pleased to present Tonga I Onopooni: Tonga Contemporary , an exhibition of contemporary Tonga art, from Pataka Art+Museum, Porirua. The Ashburton Art Gallery is one of only three venues in the South Island to host this exhibition … Read more »

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